Monday, January 29, 2007

The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency

Steve and I listened to this last week as we drove to Florida and back. We are just starting to venture into buying audio books, rather than checking them out of the library. This book is only the fourth one we've bought, and we enjoyed it and will keep it.

I think we're very picky about the voice of the reader when we listen to audio books, and that, plus the price, has made us hesitant to purchase books on CD in the past. This reader's voice was well-suited to the story (the reader was Lisette Lecat, a South African) and because I had read the book several years ago, I knew we'd like the plot.

It was pleasant to listen to the book with Steve and hear his reactions. I'd forgotten how slow and sometimes confusing is this first book in the series by Alexander McCall Smith. He really sets the groundwork in setting and characters in this book. I think the rest (except for The Full Cupboard of Life) were all better, but it still was good enough to "reread" again.

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Blogger Dominion Family said...

We listened to The Kalahari Typing School for Men on the way down to Fl last February, also by Alexander McCall Smith. It appealed to the whole family with a few exceptions.

I am listening to the Author's Portuguese Irregular Verbs on my daily walk. I can download free audio from my library.

3:45 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Ahh, yes, the benefits of an iPod... My children have their own iPods, but I don't. Maybe for Christmas one day... .

Where did you find The Kalahari Typing School for Men? I looked on for more audio books in the series, but didn't see them. Very likely I didn't look in the right place.

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you guys had fun in Florida, I would love to meet all of your extended relatives. Sounds pretty miserable without heat, it's been about 10 degrees here some nights, yet a couple days ago it was up to 60!

4:24 PM  

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